Monday, June 22, 2009

Anticipation and other toys

5 months old love anticipation. They think it is the funniest thing ever. Favorite games now include tickle time and shark.

When we were moving into our apartment I overheard a neighbor telling the people who were helping us move that our baby was spoilt. Yikes! I never want to spoil my children and as I looked around our apartment I can see how she thought that. we have a playmat, an exersaucer, a swing and a bouncer, the crib, and plenty of clothes, shoes and toys. Then I realized how blessed are to have all of this. We bought the crib and the exersaucer but everything else has been given to us. And I don't think Quinn is spoiled. We spend so much time with him interacting,. We want to have a relationship with our son and we want to teach him about all that is in the world. When I do need a moment to get things done I am glad that he has toys to entertain him so he can keep learning and having fun. His exersaucer is great because he can play and sit up at the same time. His bouncer is fun for him because even though he doesn't really bounce he likes to walk around a little in it and gives him freedom. Having a few toys gives him the ability to make choices, his swing has helped him to learn about motion, his bath seat lets him enjoy the water and his stroller and car seat have enabled us to take him places such as the zoo, library, parks and airports. I don't think you need a lot to raise a child, simplicity is the best way but I am grateful for the generosity of others that has given our son new and fun experiences I am most grateful though for the generosity that has given me the opportunity to be a stay at home mum and to devote most of my time to our little moose. There is nothing else I would rather be doing.


Ritchie Family Blog said...

Liz, your little boy is adorable and I love the tickle video!! That is great that you are loving being a mom... I can't wait for that stage of life! :) I am sure that you are a wonderful mother to Quinn.

Jenna said...

Don't even listen to them, Liz. You can't spoil a baby. You are a good mom to Quinn! Good for you.